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Matthew H. Springmeyer

Immigration Attorney at Chula Vista, CA

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 9 years

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About Matthew

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I received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010.  I attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.  I graduated in the top ten of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2013.

 

While in law school, I was the Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which focused on providing law students with volunteer opportunities.  I was also on the Dean’s Honor List every trimester and received Pro Bono and Public Service honors for my extensive hours dedicated to helping others.  Additionally, I was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the California Western International Law Journal, as well as a member of the California Western Law Review.

 

I worked as a federal judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, Southern District of California.  I have also worked for the San Diego County Public Defender in the Multiple Conflicts Office, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego—where I worked in their Pro Bono Clinics for unlawful detainers and restraining orders, and the United States Attorney’s Officer for the Southern District of California where I worked in the Narcotics Enforcement Section.  I am licensed to practice law in all the California state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Client's Choice 2015
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Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/14/2022

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Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer
Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer
2305 Historic Decatur Rd.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92106
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Client's Choice 2015
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Matthew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by Jameson | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Far Exceeded My Expectations
Matthew represented me in an issue I was experiencing with being unable to get a driver's license in my new state of residence due to a high BAC DUI conviction in California a few months prior to moving. The California DMV had stated my only options were to move back to California and complete a course to have the block removed. I was desperate after being told it would run me $6,000+ with other attorneys to get the issue resolved in 6+ months. Matthew resolved it at a fraction of the cost and within two months time. I am forever indebted to Matt. He is an amazing litigator with an incredible understanding of the of the judicial system, and has an amazing ability to communicate the various options you have available, effectively. He doesn't judge you, but works tirelessly to defend your rights. Without question, I would give Matthew my highest level of recommendation to anyone seeking a great criminal defense attorney. Another review said it best, he truly is light a light in the dark.
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Posted by Oscar | June 12, 2015
Most reliable, professional and dedicated Lawyer
First off, I'd like to thank Matthew for all his hard work and dedication in helping me move forward in life! Since the first day I met Matt, he has been very courteous and understanding of my situation. He was straight forward about everything, his response time was QUICK and his involvement was superb! He always kept me informed and gave me great advice on how to proceed with my case but at the same time explained to me pros/cons to everything. Needless to say, God has really blessed this man with talent and I truly believe he is in it to help others. I really didn't know if and who I should hire to help me fix my mistake but I thank the Lord he put Matthew in my path because without him, all aspects of my life would be in ruins. I can't say enough GREAT things about him nor can I thank him enough. My life has changed for the better and yours will too if you put your trust in him! He will get you positive results or at the very least will try his BEST to! We all make mistakes in life, let's just be thankful there are individuals such as Matt to help us fix them! Thanks again Sir, you are THE BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations, Dismissed my Removal
I had a very complicated immigration case, involving Asylum, Alien of Extraordinary Ability, and removal. Attorney Springmeyer worked tirelessly to get me out of this complicated case, paving the way for a work-based green card, something couldn't have been possible without dismissing the removal. Attorney Springmeyer is reliable, approachable, professional, easy to work with, and I think is fairly priced. I highly recommend him for any immigration case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly dedicated, knowledgeable, caring - super attorney!
Matt has been an incredibly helpful attorney who has gone above and beyond to guide me! He has in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of immigration law. He is extremely passionate about helping his clients succeed. He has been super dependable, caring and patient while advising me. I cannot thank him enough for his help. I wish I could give you an infinite number of stars instead of just five, Matt!
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Posted by Hien Ho | September 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trên cả mong đợi!
Đã 4 ngày trôi qua kể từ lúc tôi được Thẩm phán Di trú đặt bút ký chấp nhận đơn xin Tị nạn của tôi, tôi vẫn còn cảm giác vui sướng và vô cùng hạnh phúc. Qua đây tôi muốn một lần nữa cảm ơn đến luật sư Matt rất nhiều, anh ấy là một luật sư giỏi chuyên môn và rất tận tuỵ với khách hàng của mình. Tôi là người Việt Nam, tôi có mâu thuẫn không thể giải quyết với Chính quyền của đất nước mình nên tôi nhập cư vào Hoa Kỳ thông qua con đường tị nạn chính trị. Tôi đã trải qua một vài cuộc thẩm vấn của quan chức sở Di trú trước khi hoàn thiện hồ sơ để có một buổi xét xử ở Toà án Di trú. Và tất cả các thủ tục pháp lý đó đều là do luật sư Matt sắp xếp cho tôi, anh ấy cũng giới thiệu những cơ quan, tổ chức cần thiết ( Surviver) để giúp đỡ cho những người tị nạn như tôi. Trong phiên toà xét xử, luật sư Matt là một người điềm đạm, nhã nhặn, đứng trước những lời chất vấn của anh ấy tôi cảm thấy đó không phải là một buổi tranh tụng ở toà mà đó là một cuộc nói chuyện để mọi người có thể hiểu những gì đã xảy ra trong đời sống của tôi, cách anh ấy dẫn dắt các câu hỏi rất logic để từ đó tôi có thể trả lời các câu hỏi của mình một cách tốt nhất. Và cũng nhờ đó tôi đã thành công, Thẩm phán Di trú đã chấp nhận đơn xin tị nạn của tôi, để tôi có cơ hội trở thành một công dân của Hoa Kỳ. Thông qua đây tôi muốn chia sẻ câu chuyện của mình để giúp những người ở trong trường hợp giống như tôi có thể tìm tới văn phòng luật của anh Matt để anh ấy có thể giúp mọi người một cách tốt nhất. Chúc mọi người thành công!
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Posted by Nieves | May 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service for a great price
Matt just helped me with an adjustment of status and I couldn’t have expected a better service for that great price. Has guided me through all the procedure, answered all my questions making sure I understood, gave me very valuable advice and making sure I had everything in order to avoid any rejection or delay. Absolutely no doubts on recommending him.
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Posted by Marco | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who WILL go above and beyond for you
Matthew Springmeyer has been helping me over the last several months on expunging something off my record. Not only is Mr. Springmeyer an approachable guy, but he is easy to contact and locate and will even reach out to you to check in! Mr. Springmeyer definitely knows his share of the law (do's and don'ts as well as processes that must occur), but he is compassionate and personable; he makes sure his clients feel like they're not alone. He not only gives you heads up on upcoming due dates, with respect to court processes, but he makes sure you do them! I have been talking to Mr. Springmeyer weekly even after my expungment has gone through successfully asking advice on how I can answer certain question with respect to interviews for new jobs. Mr. Springmeyer is always eager and happy to give his legal advice and walk me through what needs to happen. I would recommend this guy to anyone in need of help in his specialized fields; you will definitely thank yourself for having chosen him!
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Posted by Thomas | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful, Responsive and Understanding
I don't have another lawyer to compare Matthew to, but all I can say is that he has been extremely helpful and responsive in my wet and reckless case. He has been leading up the expungement of my record and has provided clear and concise instructions and details at every step of the process. It really has helped remove a huge burden and pressure that I constantly felt looming over me. He has been great and I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Theresa | July 1, 2015
The Light in the Dark!!
Matthew is a fabulous attorney, who kept my daughter and I posted on all that was going to happen and what occurred in Court. This case was not easy, due to two DUI's and not following through on her probation. I was afraid of jail time for my daughter, but Matt was able to convince the Court to reinstated her sentencing so that she could complete this time around without additional fees and time in jail. A great experience you normally don't receive from an attorney AND very reasonable on retainer.
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Posted by JMN | June 7, 2015
DUI Charges dismissed!
Matt, from the start of this processes was outstanding. Keeping me informed throughout. This being my first infraction with the law in a negative way, job promotions were in jeopardy, my life was turned upside down. Diligently working the case and having all the facts to present to the court. The wait was a long, and finally over; Matt was able to have my cases dismissed! Thank you again, Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
DUI Expungement
Matthew Springmeyer successfully and expeditiously handled my DUI expungement. After several failed attempts to have the charge expunged through another firm , I contacted Mr. Springmeyer, who succeeded on his first attempt. He is extremely knowledgeable with regards to the law, was able to answer all of my questions, responded promptly to phone calls and emails, took a personal interest in helping me with my case, and kept me in the loop as things proceeded. As a Registered Nurse, it was extremely important to me to have my case expunged. I was convicted of a DUI several years before I became a Registered Nurse, and having this charge on my record was impeding opportunities for advancement in my field. I am so grateful to Mr. Springmeyer for all that he did to help me put this matter behind me. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Best Attorney in SD!
Matt is an incredible attorney! When I got pulled over, I felt like life as I knew it was over. I had worked very hard earning a masters degree, volunteering hundreds of hours with non-profits and working multiple jobs. After being pulled over after a charity event and a few glasses of wine, I never expected my life would change so drastically. When Matt took over my case, I finally felt like I had an advocate in my corner. He was such an incredible attorney throughout the process and made himself accessible and available for questions. I always felt like I knew where we were in the process and that he was working hard on my behalf. I'm thankful to say that my conviction was lowered and has now been expunged because of his efforts. He is wonderful and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Ben | February 5, 2015
I Can't Imagine Working With a Better Lawyer
Matt Springmeyer exceeded my expectations in every way. When I was arrested, I felt very intimidated by the police and the information I was given by the state. I felt as though my case were hopeless and that I should accept any deal they threw my way. Matt was very confident that my case could end well and devised a course of action that was so effective, he got all the charges against me dropped. I couldn't believe it. It was more than I had ever hoped for. Anyone who has had a run in with the law knows that the state and the police use intimidation and fear to get a person to accept bad deals. Matt was a very confident attorney. He knew what was and wasn't possible regarding my case and he wouldn't accept a bad deal for me. Matt is also very detail oriented, which I really appreciated. He got back to me immediately whenever I had a question about my case. He also took the time to explain to me all the possible negative outcomes that my case could come to, even though he was confident that those eventualities would never come to pass. Matt Springmeyer is a professional who knows the law, who will form a winning plan for your defense and carry it through to the end. Matt's law firm went above and beyond for me in every way. I had been a client of theirs a number of years prior, and because the second run in that I had with the law pertained to my original case, Matt and his law firm stepped in immediately and handled everything for me free of charge. They didn't have to do that. I couldn't believe that a law firm would help a former client like that for no additional charge. That to me is more than just business. That showed me that these guys actually cared about me and my case personally. You can't put a price tag on that.
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Posted by Alexandra | January 29, 2015
WON MY TRIAL!!!
From the moment I met Attorney Matt Springmeyer, I knew I was in good hands. He did an amazing job handling my case and keeping me informed throughout the entire process. Mr. Springmeyer is not only always professional, but he is also very knowledgable and confident in what he does. He was always available when I needed him and always had answers to my questions. Mr. Springmeyer's exceptional research skills were evident in the courtroom. I would highly recommend Mr. Springmeyer to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Nathan | January 19, 2015
Expungement
Matthew handled my case to get my two DUIs expunged. He kept me very well informed with every update. He responded extremely quickly with every e-mail and phone call and was very open. It is very difficult to get early expungement for two DUIs and he was able to get it for me on his first try. I am very grateful for having Matthew as my lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Casey & Wood, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court SDCA for Hon. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • United States District Attorney Southern District of California
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Intern
  • San Diego Public Defender's Multiple Conflicts Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Unlawful Detainer and Restraining Order Intern
  • Legal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Felony Hit and Run while on DUI Probation
  • Misdemeanor Disturbing the Peace

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego chapter)
  • Mem
  • 2016 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Western Law Review
  • Executive Notes and Comments Editor
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Excellent
  • BBB Rated
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Immigration Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Dean's Honor List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Taxation
  • California Western SOL
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's Honor List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's Honor List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2011
  • Academic Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Honor Society
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2011
  • Public Service Honor Society
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

  • California Western International Law Journal
  • California Western International Law Journal Volume 43, Number 2
  • 2013
  • California Western International Law Journal
  • California Western International Law Journal Volume 43, Number 1
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • California Western Law Review
  • How to Blue Book Effectively for Law Review
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
Immigration Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in immigration issues and criminal issues. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is incredibly conscientious and detailed in his analysis of immigration issue. As a lawyer, I consult his expertise on immigration relative to clients I represent. He is relentless in satisfying their extensive needs. He is the best!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is extremely sharp and dedicated to knowing the law inside and out. I highly endorse this lawyer because of his exceptional knowledge, experience and professional demeanor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is an asset to his client and the legal community. He is well-regarded and I endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure to work with Matt over the past few years and still consult with him often about various issues. His knowledge and dedication to criminal defense and DUI defense is of the highest quality. Matt is known for his skill in handling cases involving multiple, complex issues and for his great rapport with his clients and colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is dedicated, hardworking and diligent. These are great attributes. However, Matt brings something else to his client's defense. He is blessed with that intuitive, caring spirit that allows him to excel in interpersonal relationships that are so important in today's litigation and advocacy. Matt is a fine person and great attorney and I am happy and proud to provide this endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for years, and he is a strong advocate. He knows the law, enjoys putting motions together, and has a great command and demeanor for arguing in court and negotiating with prosecutors and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is a highly intelligent, honest and reliable attorney. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, Matt is my absolute first choice for referring my clients in need of a criminal defense attorney, among other areas of the law. Simply put, I know that once my clients retain Matt, they are in good hands. Matt has also provided me with invaluable legal opinions whenever I've requested his support. Matt has proven time and time again to live up to my highest expectations of any attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is not only a great attorney, but a good person. He has a tremendous understanding of how to defend DUI charges, and he achieves great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is one of those rare people who truly puts his clients first. Having seen him in action I can personally attest to his competence both in and out of the courtroom and his steadfast dedication to his clients. He is a skilled and seasoned advocate. Any client would be lucky to have him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable lawyer. He is well-equipped to secure excellent results for his clients and continues to do so without fail. Mr. Springmeyer's excellent work has led me to associate Mr. Springmeyer as counsel on many of my cases and I will definitely continue to do so again in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Springmeyer is well-respected by the legal community in San Diego. He is an intelligent attorney and a great advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is a very knowledgeable attorney and is dedicated to defending his clients against criminal charges, specifically DUI charges. He always goes the extra mile for his clients and gives them the best possible representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is far more knowledgeable than most attorneys in his area of practice. His work in Federal and State court, as well as his advocacy in administrative actions makes him a very valuable asset. He works tirelessly to ensure that all avenues of defense are explored. When I have questions about complex legal issues, I confer with Mr. Springmeyer. I would recommend Mr. Springmeyer to anyone looking for an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a fantastic attorney that really goes the extra mile for his client's. He stays current on the law in order to give people the best defense possible! I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Matt Springmeyer since the beginning of his legal career. I continue to impressed with his level of knowledge and tireless work ethic."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Springmeyer is a rising star in the DUI legal field, having already made a tremendous impression on the local judges and among fellow attorneys. He has also shown a mastery of the issues associated with the DMV and the appellate process, and continues to win cases on his clients' behalf."
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